March 2017

March 2017

Communications Toolkits

The Washington State TB Program has developed a World TB Day Social Medial Toolkit that includes graphics and text messages. (Scroll down to the World TB Day Activities section of the web page.)

LECTURE: Denver Public Health Grand Rounds: Achieving Health Equity to Eliminate TB

Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 7:30-8:00 am Continental breakfast and networking; 8-9:00 am Lecture and discussion (Mountain Time)
Place: Rita Bass Trauma & EMS Institute Auditorium, 190 W 6th Avenue, Denver, CO
Sponsors: Denver Public Health and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Notes: Please join Denver Public Health and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to unite to end TB in support of World TB Day (March 24). Dr. Michelle Haas will discuss how to eliminate the burden of TB by creating a framework to address health disparities in our community. Space is limited, so register online today. Register by: March 17, 2017 11:59 PM Mountain Time. Unable to attend the in-person event? Join virtually.

CONFERENCE: Breathe PA TB Educational Conference

Date: March 24, 2017
Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Place: The University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsors: Breathe Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and Global Tuberculosis Institute at Rutgers
Notes: . For details, see the event brochure. Register here. Contact: Anita Khilall at khilalan@njms.rutgers.edu.

CONFERENCE: End TB Educational Event

Date: March 24, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Place: 4012 North Rural Place, Indianapolis, IN
Sponsors: Indiana State Department of Health and the Marion County Public Health Department
Notes: . For details, see the event brochure. Register here. Contact: Indiana State Department of Health TB Control/Refugee Health Program at 317-233-7434.

WALK: World TB Day Walk

Date: March 24, 2017
Time: 11:00-12:00
Place: Downtown Atlanta, passing by the Georgia Department of Public Health, the state Capitol and Atlanta City Hall
Sponsors: Georgia Department of Public Health, Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness
Notes: The Georgia TB Program and the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness are co-sponsoring a TB Walk around downtown Atlanta. Participants from metro Atlanta County Health Departments and community partners will join the TB Walk. Contact: Rose Marie Sales at rosemarie.sales@dph.ga.gov or 404-657-2597.

WORLD TB DAY CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING: Tuberculosis: The Leading Global Infectious Killer

Date: March 24, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:30
Place: 2075 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC
Sponsors: ATS, RESULTS, and NTCA, in cooperation with the TB Elimination Caucus, Co-Chaired by Reps. Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Gene Green (D-TX) and Don Young (R-AK)
Notes: You are invited to attend an educational briefing on TB. Join us to learn why TB is a public health threat and what is needed to move the U.S., and the world, towards eliminating this communicable disease. For details on the speakers and agenda, see the event flyer. Please RSVP to the American Thoracic Society at dcrsvp@thoracic.org.

WEBINAR: World TB Day 2017: The numbers are in!

Date: March 24, 2017
Time: 1:00-2:30 Eastern Time
Sponsor: Southeastern National TB Center
Notes: Online registration is now open. Developed for physicians, nurses, and health professionals who work in TB, this training will compare tuberculosis trends in the United States and individual states for the years 2003-2016 to assess current developments for TB control. It will also illustrate the challenges and progress toward elimination of TB disease to strengthen existing systems in the prevention of transmission of infectious TB disease.

CONFERENCE: NYC World TB Day Conference – TB in the 21st Century: New Tools, New Challenges

Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Place: Farkas Auditorium, NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY
Sponsors: Global Tuberculosis Institute at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, NYU School of Medicine
Notes: . Registration deadline: March 17, 2017. For details, see the event brochure. Register here. Contact: Arpita Jindani at arpita.jindani@rutgers.edu.

WEBINAR: Why Treat TB Infection? – A World TB Day Webinar

Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 12:30-1:30 PM
Sponsor: TB ECHO
Notes: Open to all healthcare providers. Register online if not already enrolled in TB ECHO.

LECTURE: 10th Annual Reynard J McDonald World TB Day Lecture

Date: March 28, 2017
Place: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Sponsor: Global Tuberculosis Institute at Rutgers
Notes: Contact: Anita Khilall at khilalan@njms.rutgers.edu.

PANEL DISCUSSION AND NETWORKING: Fighting a Global Health Threat Locally: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Careers in Infectious Diseases

Date: March 30, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM
Place: Foege Auditorium, Room S060, University of Washington, 3720 15th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
Sponsors: University of Washington, Washington Department of Health, Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, IDRI, Global Health Resource Center, Center for Infectious Disease Research, Firland Northwest TB Center, TB Photovoice, RESULTS.
Notes: Open to all college students who are interested in global health and related health fields. View driving directions, map, and promotional flyer (pdf) for the event.